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speculate

spec·u·late

speculate

 
 
pronunciation:
spek y leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: speculated, speculates, speculating
definition 1: to make guesses or wonder about something (often followed by "on" or "about").
We can only speculate about her next move.
similar words:
contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, reflect, suppose, think
definition 2: to risk a loss of money or property with the promise or hope of making large amounts of money.
We speculated in a small business that turned out to be very successful.
synonyms:
gamble
similar words:
chance it, plunge, trade, venture
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